Re: RARA-AVIS: Edward Anderson - Thieves Like Us

From: William Hagen (
Date: 12 May 2002

Rene writes,

>I haven't read THIEVES LIKE US yet so I can't compare the two but I have
>read HUNGRY MEN which I think would have to be the title you're
>referring to. It's not a crime novel, IIRC, but rather about scuffling
>&>unemployed jazz musicians (white, IIRC) trying to get by during
>the>Depression. Not exactly HB, more social realist, I think. Well worth
>the>reading just don't be expecting action & thrills.

Sure, that's it. Will give it a try. Part of the enjoyment of Thieves is the social realism, the feel of those small Texas and Oklahoma towns.

Bill Hagen

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